On August 8, 2021, Ronald (Ron) Lee Whitmore of Charles Town, WV, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at Hospice House in Kearneysville, WV.
He was born in Charles Town, WV, on January 7, 1949, to parents Abner and Erma Whitmore. Ron was preceded in death by his parents Abner and Erma Whitmore, his sister Jeanette Longerbeam and brother Glenn Whitmore. He is survived by the love of his life Linda Fries Whitmore whom he married August 4, 1978, brother Kenneth Whitmore from Virginia Beach, VA, sister-in-law Sue Whitmore, brother-in-law Kenneth Longerbeam, stepchildren Kery Fries and Kami Beddingifeld, son-in-law Todd Beddingfield and granddaughter Sophie Beddingfield. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Ron was a graduate of the Charles Town High School class of 1968, where he was active in many sports. He served in the Army and was stationed in Korea, where he played basketball on a championship team.
Ron was active in the Charles Town Baptist Church, serving as a greeter and providing security. In addition, he was a volunteer at the Jefferson County Community Ministries. After retiring from Concrete Products of America, he enjoyed spending time at the Senior Center in Ranson, where he enjoyed coffee and jigsaw puzzles with friends.
To honor Ron’s memory and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Town Baptist Church stained glass window fund.
A memorial service will be at the Charles Town Baptist Church on August 28, 2021 at 10 a.m. Graveside services will be at a later date.